Negative Population Growth Plants Anti-immigrant Advertisement in Washington Times

July 22, 2010 by Rebecca Poswolsky · Comments Off
Filed under: Ecopolitics, Immigration 

July brought another advertisement in the Washington Times by anti-immigrant group Negative Population Growth (NPG).  NPG attacks immigrants in order to tap into the urgency of the environmental movement around the BP oil spill. This is just one more attempt to further the manipulative demand for U.S. Population Stabilization by white nationalists and anti-immigration groups.

NPG’s advertisement reads,

THE CRISIS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO IS ONLY THE BEGINNING…Without a national population policy America will face future environmental disasters on a regular basis!

The problem with NPG’s message is not that it’s concerned with the population growth of our planet; the main problem is who is behind this group, who they are connected to and why they link national immigration to world population. Read more

Anti-Immigrant Groups Blame Immigrants for BP Oil Spill

June 18, 2010 by Rebecca Poswolsky · Comments Off
Filed under: Ecopolitics, Immigration 

Amidst an environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, anti-immigrant groups in the John Tanton Network see the BP oil spill as an opportunity to - wait for it - blame immigrants.

BP can’t contain the oil spill and the anti-immigrant movement can’t control its tendency to blame immigrants for every bad thing in America. On the ground, people are cleaning up oil, protesting BP, and fighting to protect their communities. Anti-immigrant leaders associated with The John Tanton Network posit a different response all together.

Phillip Cafaro, a writer for think-tank Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and for Federation for American Immigration Reform (both founded by John Tanton), is suggesting that the BP oil spill is a result of immigrant populations. Cafaro’s blog article, written for CIS and titled “Oil Spills and Immigration Policy,” starts off by stating that it would be ridiculous to connect causality between immigration and the BP oil spill. Funny enough, Cafaro manages to do just that. Read more

Oil Spill Brings Out Best & Worst of Environmental Groups

May 7, 2010 by Rebecca Poswolsky · Comments Off
Filed under: Ecopolitics, Immigration 

An environmental disaster hit the Gulf coast on April 20, after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.  With 210,000 gallons of oil seeping into the Gulf of Mexico each day, the damage will be catastrophic. Thousands of birds, fish and shrimp have been removed, covered in oil. New Orleans can already smell the aftermath.  The Gulf can’t seem to catch a break with oil fumes choking its atmosphere. We are facing clean-ups, displaced communities, and families uprooted from their homes.

Disasters like these throw into stark relief the twisted analysis of anti-immigrant organizations like Negative Population Growth (NPG), a group that regularly blames environmental degradation on immigrants and people of color.

The real culprit to blame for the Gulf coast disaster is British Petroleum (BP). Read more